“We are very excited to acquire Web Structures. It underpins our commitment to Asia and is integral to our international growth strategy” stated Richard Beard, Managing Director, Ramboll Buildings and Middle East & Asia Pacific. Now with more than 240 colleagues across South East Asia, Ramboll can offer integrated services across the built environment.
A pioneer of "fusion engineering" Web Structures uses fusing design sensitivity with cost efficiency to develop engineering solutions where the traditional separation between architectural design aesthetics and structures is erased. “Web Structures are leaders in digital design and the use of parametric tools which will strengthen Ramboll’s ability to innovate. Joining forces with Web Structures fits perfectly with Henning Larsen Architects who recently became part of Ramboll. We want to strengthen our dialogue with clients in the early stages of projects, raising the sustainability agenda to the forefront” stated Richard Beard.
Since its inception in 1996, Web Structures has been at the cutting edge of innovative design, carving a niche for itself. With offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and London, the civil, structural, geotechnical, sustainable and environmental engineering company will continue to operate under the same name, overall management structure and design ethos.
With strong expertise in high-rise, luxury resorts and high-end residential buildings, offering specialist design services, Web Structures has executed projects in more than 28 countries. Web Structures projects include high-rise buildings like the award-winning Ardmore Residents in Singapore where the structure parametrically integrated with the architectural form. High-rise buildings are one of Ramboll’s strategic service areas, and Web Structures supports Ramboll’s capability to deliver advanced solutions internationally and in the Nordic markets.
“We see this as a great platform to drive an integrated design philosophy where architecture and engineering are blended to offer new opportunities for value creation for clients across Ramboll’s 4,500 building designers,” says Dr Hossein Rezai, founding director of Web Structures. Web Structures has delivered some of the most iconic projects in Singapore and Malaysia, such as the Mediacorp Campus in Singapore, the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the Four Seasons Resort in the Seychelles.
“Ramboll’s impressive environmental credentials tilted the balance for us. At these times of climate crisis and serious threat to biodiversity, Ramboll’s responsible attitude towards the environment is commendable. We are joining forces to work harder together to achieve these goals through design” Dr Rezai added.
Web Structures is an internationally-acclaimed civil, structural and geotechnical engineering consultancy delivering high-quality solutions across the globe. Employing diverse talent from the UK, Europe and Asia, Web Structures provides worldwide design consultancy at the highest end of the international spectrum. With offices in Singapore and Malaysia, the civil, structural and geotechnical practice also offers specialist design services in related engineering fields. With over 650 projects in more than 28 countries since 1996, the practice has worked with the world’s most renowned architects, developers and consultants.
For more information about Web Structures and its projects across the globe log onto www.webstruc.net